Partner choice a private matter

Letter to the editor

Posted: Thursday, November 20, 2003

This is a reply to "Domestic partners policy is immoral" by Trevor League:

Every person in the United States has a right to life insurance and health insurance through their work - it doesn't matter who your partner in life is. Who are we to say that a person who chooses a same-sex partner isn't entitled to the same benefits. They choose a life partner, just as we did. Only theirs is same sex - so what - it's still their partner choice.

It doesn't make a difference. They pay taxes, we pay taxes. They own homes, as do we. They shop in stores, we shop - some of us more then others. Their life is none of our business. I support the choice to give everyone the right of happiness and enjoy the same thing as me, including health insurance and all the benefits that a job offers. Kudos for someone finally stepping up and taking the bull by the horns and showing they aren't afraid to speak their mind. Times have changed, lives have changed, jobs are changed - get used to it. The United States stands for freedom and it's about time everyone was treated equal, no exceptions.

Also you can get health insurance for your dog; you just have to open your eyes wider and look. And if you still can't see it, go see Dr. Lisa Cramer at Southeast Vet; they have little pamphlets to enroll your dog. There is no discrimination if your dog likes same sex either.

Erin B. Heywood


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